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Foodie Fridays: Snack-worthy Roasted Edamame
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It's finally here, people! The leaves are beginning to turn and the weather's finally cooling down (though we still grudgingly use the A/C here at our house on occasion). And if you needed any further confirmation that fall is truly on its way, football season has officially begun. Whether or not you're a fan, one thing is certain: with football season comes some fabulous opportunities for snacking.

As much as I love sweets (surely you've picked up on this), a good, salty snack has its merits, too. And if it pairs with a nice, cold beverage? Even better.

Not only does seasoned and roasted edamame fit the salty snacking bill, but it's also a good compromise when you're feeling the urge, because it's a great source of protein! If you happen to have any leftovers, pop them in with some pasta and a little butter for another yummy meal!

Roasted Edamame
1 1/4 cups frozen shelled edamame, thawed and dried
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
salt and cayenne pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Place the thawed edamame into a mixing bowl, drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle with spices. Toss until the edamame are evenly coated with the oil and spices. Spread into a single layer onto cookie sheet. Bake, uncovered, until the beans just begin to brown, 12 to 16 minutes, stirring once halfway through the cooking time.

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